back to article Pen tester sounds alert over 'gaping' flaws in Brit alarm platform

British penetration tester Andrew Tierney says he has found dangerous vulnerabilities in network-connected alarm systems sold by the UK's self-proclaimed market leader CSL DualCom. Tierney says the flaws, also reported by the US Government CERT Coordination Center, relate to "incredibly bad" encryption, clunky physical …

  1. frank ly

    Marketing 101

    "Tierney claims the company says more risk-averse customers can buy more expensive and better secured devices."

    It's important to differentiate the key features within your product range.

    1. dotdavid

      Re: Marketing 101

      Hell it's no different from what most Android phone manufacturers expect you to do.

      "Sorry that £100 Galaxy smartphone will never see an update. Why not purchase a £500 Galaxy S6 for a whole year's worth of security updates!"

  2. Not Terry Wogan
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    Just read the entire report and his blog entries

    It's a nice bit of work.

    I wish I could say I was surprised by CSL's incompetence, but I'm not and I presume nobody reading this is either. What a bloody industry we work in.

    Anyway - well done, that man!

    1. Captain Scarlet

      Re: Just read the entire report and his blog entries

      Hopefully it will make a difference, I somehow doubt it will as it feels like one of those things managers will go "Get the cheapest quote"

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